Json returns every character as a separate object?

I have a json object that I’m loading from wordpress using the JSON API plugin. When I load the json object and try to log out the parts of it, it seems like it treats every single character as its own object so the loop returns me a couple thousand objects all with item in it which is a single character. This is my first time using json so idk if i’m missing a step here. this is the code I’m using so far.

function getProjInfo(theId){ 
    $.ajax({// calling the ajax object of jquery
        type: "GET",// we are going to be getting info from this data source
        url: 'http://testing.charter21.com/api/get_post/?post_id='+ theId,//the datasource
        dataType: "application/json",
        success: function(data){
        parseJson(data);
    }, // what happens when it is successful at loading the XML 
    error: function(){
        alert("error");
    }   
    });

}//end of the function

function parseJson(inData){
    postInfo = inData;
    $.each(postInfo, function(index, value){
    console.log(this);
});

}

the json looks like this:
{
"status": "ok",
"count": 10,
"count_total": 19,
"pages": 2,
"posts": [
{
"id": 175,
"type": "post",
"slug": "home-page-slider",
"url": "http://testing.charter21.com/uncategorized/home-page-slider/",
"status": "publish",
"title": "Home Page slider",
"title_plain": "Home Page slider",
"content": "<p>The cImages in here are the images that are in the slider on the home page this content in this box will not show up. Its only here as a guide.</p>n",
"excerpt": "The cImages in here are the images that are in the slider on the home page this content in this box will not show up. Its only here as a guide.",
"date": "2011-01-25 10:40:25",
"modified": "2011-01-25 10:40:25",
"categories": [],
"tags": [],
"author": {
"id": 1,
"slug": "admin",
"name": "admin",
"first_name": "",
"last_name": "",
"nickname": "admin",
"url": "",
"description": ""
},
"comments": [],
"attachments": [],
"comment_count": 0,
"comment_status": "open"
}

so basically instead of giving me “status” as an key and “ok” as a value, i get “s” as an object with an index 0 that has a value of “s” for every single character in the json object. Any help on this matter would be appreciated.

Answer

You need to set dataType:json in your $.ajax() request so that jQuery converts the JSON-formatted string into a JavaScript object for you to process as such. You’re currently using application/json which is a mime type, and not a valid value for this field in a jQuery request.